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Life After Graduation

Carroll Nursing Graduates Land Great Jobs

In a time when a soft economy makes jobs for new nurses more challenging to find, it's never been a better time to be a Carroll College nursing graduate! Many employers have told us that Carroll grads are their top picks and within a few months following graduation, a majority of our graduates find employment in nursing. Carroll nurses are working in a wide variety of positions and places.

student2.jpgJust a few examples of employment from our 2018 graduate nurses... These are jobs for 2018 nursing grads within one month of graduation:

  • St. Luke's (Boise) – medical/surgical orthopedic and epilepsy unit
  • St. Luke’s (Magic Valley) – Cardiopulmonary Unit
  • St. Alphonsus (Boise) Neuro med/surg unit in residency program
  • Pediatric ICU (PICU) at American Family Children’s Hospital at U of Wisconsin Medical Campus (Madison, WI)
  • St. Peter’s Hospital OR
  • St. Luke’s (Boise) LDRP & NICU
  • Montana State Prison
  • Emergency department at St. Clare Hospital in Tacoma, Washington in the residency program
  • St. Luke’s (Boise) - Telemetry
  • Nurse Residency program at Nebraska Medicine on the Transplant Unit (Omaha, NE)
  • Kalispell Regional Healthcare in their Nurse Residency program
  • St. Luke’s Hospital (Boise) Women’s Med/Surg Unit
  • RN on the telemetry unit at Providence in Everett, Washington
  • Kalispell Regional - nurse residency program on the surgical floor
  • Nurse Residency Program in Emergency Dept. at Billings Clinic
  • Hopes to volunteer for a year as a nurse for an orphanage in Colon, Mexico
  • St. Luke’s (Boise) Mother & Baby Unit
  • Vanderbilt University Nurse Resident in Cardiac ICU (Nashville, TN)
  • Medical Observation Unit Residency Program at St. Anthony’s, Gig Harbor, WA
  • Shodair Children’s Hospital – Adolescent Acute Unit (Helena)

Examples of employment from our 2017 graduate nurses

  • Terry, Cardiovascular Surgical ICU and Heart Transplant Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Ximena, Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Nurse Residency Program, Nashville, TN
  • Kendra, Oncology nurse at Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Maggie, Nonvascular Radiology Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Alexa, Emergency Department Residency Program at Benefis Healthcare, Great Falls, MT
  • Gabriella, St. Vincent's - Orthopedics, Billings, MT
  • Carly, Clinic Nurse at PureView Health Center, Helena, MT
  • Samantha, Inpatient Medical Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Amy, Families with Heart Medical Internship in Ecuador to work on medical Spanish and with kids with disabilities, then critical care nursing in Boston, MA
  • Mariah, Pediatric Oncology, Billings Clinic, Billings, MT
  • Laura, Sacred Heart Neurology Unit, Spokane, WA
  • Rachel, RN Residency Program & Med-Surg Float Pool - St. Vincent Medical Center, Billings, MT
  • Bridgette, Community Medical Center on the medical/surgical unit
  • Kailin, St. Luke’s Hospital on the Neuro/Spine unit, Boise, ID
  • Theresa, noviate with Franciscans of the Eucharist at Misison of our Lady of the Angels, Chicago, IL
  • Maggie, St. Peter’s Hospital on the surgical unit, Helena, MT
  • Christina, Hematology/Oncology Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Katie, St. Peter's Medical Group, Coordinator of Clinical Services, Helena, MT
  • Taylor, Emergency Department at St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, MT
  • Linnea, Nurse Residency Program at Kalispell Regional Healthcare, Kalispell, MT
  • Madeleine, Medical/Telemetry Unit for the StaRN residency program at Rose Medical Center, Denver, CO
  • Jesse, Oncology Department, St. Peter's Hospital, Helena, MT
  • Brianna, Registered Nurse at Community Medical Center, Missoula, MT
  • Molly, Neuro/Neuro Surgery ICU, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Rette, Intensive Care Unit at Billings Clinic, Billings, MT
  • Reesi, Oncology Department, St. Peter's Hospital, Helena, MT
  • Jessica, Medical/Surgical Unit at Community Medical Center, Missoula, MT
  • Renae, Intensive Care Unit at St. Vincent Hospital, Billings, MT
  • Brynja, Perioperative (O.R.) Nurse at Proliance Highlands Surgery Center, Bothell, WA
  • Savanna, Acute Unit at Shodair Children's Hospital, Helena MT
  • Kaitlin, Neuro/Spine Unit at St. Luke's Hospital, Boise, ID
  • Lexi,Oncology Unit - St. Peter's Hospital, Helena, MT
  • Madison, Labor and Delivery at Benefis Hospital, Great Falls, MT
  • Jessica,  Nurse Residency Program at Kalispell Regional Healthcare, Kalispell, MT

Employer Comments

Courage: She understands disease processes in the med-surg arena that allows her to speak up. She is identified as a subject matter expert in this field!

Approachable: All staff members enjoy working with her because she's fair, honest, and a proven hard worker.

Excellent memory and attention to detail: She has developed, updated, and researched 10 policy and procedure guidelines. Her willingness to learn and help when needed allows senior leadership to trust her to act as "acting" department head when needed.

She excels in critical thinking in a fast paced primary tertiary care center. She has exceptional people skills and is a strong team builder.

She owns her practice, is engaged in her role, continues to seek education, and has received her Oncology Certification.

She has an impeccable memory - this could be a result of great teaching, or a personality trait.

Her ability to interact positively with both patients and staff across the organization is very admirable.

He is easy to work with and willingly tries new things. He goes beyond expectations to complete a job.

Compassion and a holistic approach to care.

(She) is a wonderful employee and is caring and excellent when providing care to patients. She is always willing to go the extra mile for her patients. While she is incorporating her knowledge as a student and a nurse, it's her unfailing compassion and kindness makes her an excellent nurse.

(Student) has excellent critical thinking skills!

(She) has a strong work ethic and is a critical thinker. She is an asset to our team.

Carroll graduates excel at seeing the bigger picture of holistic care versus seeing each order as a task that needs completed. They are able to put the entire patient in the center of everything they do and are able to think through how doing one thing affects the next thing.

New Carroll RN grads are positive, asking lots of questions, able to critically think through the care they are providing, able to clarify inconsistencies, motivated and eager. It appears to me the faculty are doing a great job at Carroll.

Carroll College produces some of the best nurses I have ever had the pleasure of working with!

I have several Carroll grads on my unit and they all have been much more confident in expressing themselves to other team members. They are articulate and very self confident individuals.

Carroll graduates have great communication skills, and a very sound base entering practice.

The Carroll students seem better prepared to integrate theory with practical application.

I have worked with several Carroll College graduates, they seem to be especially prepared for roles which require additional responsibility and leadership.

Keep up the great work of educating the next generation.

I feel the Carroll graduate nurses are well prepared – they come with good clinical knowledge achieved through their clinicals. I have just hired another Carroll graduate. I am very pleased with their knowledge and work ethic.

They are confident and feel prepared for their career. They are proud to be Carroll grads too.

I wish I had 100 of her!

She is very thoughtful and logical in her analysis. Very calm presence; excellent critical thinking and organizational skills; develops a very trusting relationship with her patients, families, and co-workers

Her whole patient care and communication to her team members.

All the students I've hired are excellent!

Critical thinking, time management, problem solving, professionalism